Can you tell the difference between real & fake news?

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  1. ptosis profile image70
    ptosisposted 23 months ago

    Can you tell the difference between real & fake news?

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  2. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 23 months ago

    Sometimes.

    I always try to fact check stories I see posted online, especially if the post is on a site that seems to have a bias. Even if I read something on a mainstream site, I always try to Google the story, and get another perspective.

    I often see political posts that are just flat out lies, which can be easily checked on PolitiFact. If they are false, I will leave a comment saying so, with the verification link.

    But honestly, it's getting harder and harder to tell what's true, what's a lie, and what's a corporate agenda.

    1. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image60
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 22 months agoin reply to this
    2. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Google "is naturalnews fake news", and you'll understand why I didn't even bother clicking your link.

    3. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Coler says his writers have tried to write fake news for liberals — but they just never take the bait. - http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechcons … he-suburbs

  3. The Old Guard profile image72
    The Old Guardposted 23 months ago

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    Let's look at some "fake" news sites.
    obama, to get his obamacare passed said we could keep our doctor if we wanted. - lie
    Obama stated we could keep our heal care plan if we wanted - lie
    Mass media told us nothing was wrong with hillary killary as she almost collapsed - lie - there was nothing wrong until they found out she had pneumonia
    The reason for us being in Iraq - Weapons of Mass destruction - lie told to us by the government and the mass media.
    The wasn't ISIS was funded by the U.S. Government - lie told by the government and the mass media
    the U.S. government is not spying on citizens within the U.S. - told to us by the government and the mass media - lie when Snowden released the documents from the NSA
    Collusion between the DNC and the mass media to sway the citizens to vote for hillary killary - denied and proved false by Wikileaks.
    Should I go on about the lies told to the American people and the mass media?
    The fact is, the government is the biggest purveyor of "fake" news in the U.S.
    They even enacted a law the gives them carte blanche to use what ever means necessary to sway public opinion as the government sees fit.
    I would much rather have access to complete morons spouting idiotic beliefs vs. just have the government and the mass media as my sole access to "news".
    If we get to the point where the government and the mass media are the only outlets that supply information to the public, we are no better than the Soviet Union during their reign of communism.
    obama has turned down more freedom of information requests than any sitting U.S. president for the last 3 years. And it looks like he'll break another record this year.
    If citizens can't have access to information, letting us know what the government is doing behind closed doors, we do not have the information to make intelligent decisions.
    All you have to do is look at the protestors in the street. They don't even have a basic understanding of the founding of the country and the processes in place. You can thank the "fake" news that the government spews out in the schools and the news media.
    One thing I've learned in 64 years, if the government says something - it's a lie, until I can verify what is the truth. And 90% of the time, the truth is different than what the government is saying.
    Giving the government the opportunity to chose what's "fake" and whats "real" is like giving the keys of liquor cabinet to an alcoholic.
    government "fake" news needs to stop!!!

    1. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      "I would much rather have access to complete morons spouting idiotic beliefs" - as least you are self aware of your delusional news source. Bravo!

    2. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      And you aren't?
      I have complete access to the morons in U.S. government that spew out lies on a daily basis, to the news media that state "This is truth"
      I figured that out decades ago, have you?

    3. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image60
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 23 months agoin reply to this
  4. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 23 months ago

    Real vs. Fake news or Real vs. Fake facts? News reported comes from a source first and foremost, so begin there. Math teaches us facts do not change. But, science and perhaps history teaches us the meaning of facts do change. And, then there is communication. News IMHO is facts presented with theory, which we know may have a slant. That is where expertise as an authority enters, which can be controversial.

    The score is San Diego Chargers 31 and Dallas Cowboys 24. Fact . . . we know who the winner is. One news station says the Cowboys score was 24 because they threw two interceptions. The other station says it is because special teams did not advance the ball. Another says their defense failed when the Chargers were in the red zone. They are stating facts for cause the score was only 24. Which one is fake news?

    1. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image60
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 22 months agoin reply to this
    2. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/te … -site.html  #pizzagate Fake News Onslaught Targets Pizzeria

  5. ptosis profile image70
    ptosisposted 22 months ago

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    "InfoWars and Zero Hedge, along with a host of lesser-known sites that repeat and repackage the same basic content for both right- and left-wing consumers. Sometimes, these intermediaries will post the same stories on sites with opposite political orientations. ... The people who run these sites do not necessarily know they are participants in Russian agitprop, or at least it is very difficult to prove conclusively that they do. " - http://warontherocks.com/2016/11/trolli … democracy/

    Go to http://www.propornot.com/p/home.html and see if the information you are getting is total B.S.
    ? good actual journalism ?
    ? click bait website ?
    ?  steadfastly avoids coherently proposing constructive solutions to anything?

    Do you get your 'news' from any of these places? If so then become a more widely read reader please.  Otherwise STFU.
    Infowars / Alex Jones
    Zerohedge
    True Activist
    Natural News
    Ending The Fed
    Corbett Report
    Washington's Blog
    Before It's News
    Counterpunch
    Ron Paul Institute
    Hang the Bankers
    The Activist Post
    The Anti-Media
    Veterans Today
    Southfront
    Your Newswire
    America's Freedom Fighters
    Global Research
    Paul Craig Roberts
    Global Research

    And YES! Dont Taze Me Bro is being duped and his lousy reference to Natural News is evidence of this.

    Sheesh. Now go away all you trolls. Your ignorance has been exposed for all to see.   >big_smile:  >big_smile:  >big_smile:  >big_smile:  >big_smile:  >big_smile:  >big_smile:

    1. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      ptosis - why don't you just tell us you hate the thought that individuals should have freedoms.
      Why hide under the umbrella of the demoncraps, and just state you want government telling you what to do - like obamama and hillary killary.
      Man up

    2. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      With all due respect, you man up. Quit being a troll

    3. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      So, let me get this straight, you're a writer who wants to censor fellow writers?
      That about it.?
      If I choose to enjoy the writers you condemn,  you know the world so much better than me, you chose to censor what I read?
      That sum it up?

    4. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      John, quit sticking words in my mouth and any thing else you fell like sticking.  Your arguing with yourself troll

    5. claptona profile image81
      claptonaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      ptosis,
      Well, isn't that what you and the "false" news commentators are saying?
      You know so much better than the rest of us that you're going to censor those you don't like?
      Censorship is you thinking you're superior the rest of us.

    6. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      No, John that is exactly what I am NOT saying.  Do you understand English?  I said "Can you tell the difference between real & fake news?" - What non English speaking country do you come from?

    7. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      In order to begin censorship - which Facebook and Google have already doing - one has to "discover" fake news sites. Hence, the beginning of censorship.
      "Fake" news lauded by the government as "fact" is the worst form of "fake" news swaying opinions

    8. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      John,I don't believe in censorship. I'm not the CEO google/Facebook. http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechcons … he-suburbs

    9. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      ptosis
      These are not "fake" news sites.
      Fake news sites are like the Washington Post that list "fake" news sites without backing their statements up.
      Quite a few good writers on their "fake' news sites. Read a few before passing judgement.

    10. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/mi … ion3.rhtml    .We must not silence any opinion, because such censorship is simply morally wrong, no matter how beyond the pale that individual’s viewpoint may be.

    11. The Old Guard profile image72
      The Old Guardposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      So, since CNN and MSNBC, ABC, CBS and the Post all spew out lies as the truth, shouldn't they be shut down?
      The post has nothing to back up the fake news allegations. And the fact that on the list is Ron Paul's website, it's a lie!
      What trash!

  6. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 22 months ago

    In a heartbeat. Adjectives and attacks on the other side of the isle give them away immediately. The big media is full of it. The best one can hope to do is to read the news from obviously slanted reporting against the other source that is slanted the other way and pick something where both facts claimed are in alignment.
    There is a very strange one that seems more inclined to report facts -- Al Jazeera and I have no idea why.
    Definitely most news is fake.

    1. ptosis profile image70
      ptosisposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Al Jazeera, RT, Haaretz, I've tried to do the same thing in your answer.  Trying to find the middle ground. It's difficult.

 
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